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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

November 16, 2016

CITY COUNCIL
AND AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

AGENDA


Robert Moon, Mayor
Chris Mills, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Geoff Kors, Councilmember
J.R. Roberts, Councilmember

City of Palm Springs Mission Statement: Palm Springs is an inclusive world-class city dedicated to providing excellent and responsive public services to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

David H. Ready, Esq., Ph.D., City Manager
James Thompson, Chief of Staff/City Clerk
Marcus Fuller, Assistant City Manager/City Engineer
Douglas C. Holland, City Attorney
Geoffrey S. Kiehl, Director of Finance and Treasurer

Any person who wishes to provide public testimony for an Item on the Agenda MUST file a speaker card prior to the Public Testimony (Non-Public Hearing Agenda Items Only) prior to that portion of the meeting.  Testimony for Public Hearings will be allowed only during the Public Hearing.  [Two (2) minutes per speaker]
 
Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing.  Any person who wishes to speak at a Public Hearing must file a “Speaker Card” with the City Clerk BEFORE the Public Hearing is called. [Two (2) minutes per speaker]

Any person who wishes to speak on a topic not on the agenda within the City’s jurisdiction during the “Public Comments” portion of the agenda must file a “Speaker Card” with the City Clerk BEFORE that portion of the agenda is called. [Two (2) minutes per speaker] Although the City Council values your comments, pursuant to the Brown Act, it generally cannot take any action on items not listed on the posted agenda.

Please note, any agenda item which has not been initiated by 11:00 P.M. may be continued to a subsequent meeting.

At approximately 10:00 P.M., the City Council will determine the number of speakers who wish to address the City Council during Public Comment for non-Agenda Items, and determine which agenda items will be considered before the 11:00 P.M. Adjournment time. 

4:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION

 CALL TO ORDER (Council Chamber):

PUBLIC COMMENT (Council Chamber):  This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on items contained only on the Closed Session Agenda.

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION (Small Conference Room):  See Closed Session Agenda.

6:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING

 CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

PRESENTATIONS:

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:  This time is set aside for the City Manager to update the City Council on important items initiated by staff or previously requested by the City Council.

REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION:

ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:  The City Council will discuss the order of the agenda, may amend the order, add urgency items, note abstentions or “no” votes on Consent Calendar items, and request Consent Calendar items be removed from the Consent Calendar for discussion.  The City Council may also remove items from the Consent Calendar prior to that portion of the Agenda.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: (Non-Public Hearing Agenda Items ONLY)
This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council only on agenda items.  Two (2) minutes will be assigned to each speaker.  Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing, and General Public Comments, non-agenda items, will be taken later in the meeting.  

1.    CONSENT CALENDAR:
The following routine matters may be acted upon by one motion.  Individual items may be removed by the Council for separate discussion at this time or under Approval of the Agenda.  The title is deemed to be read and further reading waived on any ordinance listed on the Consent Calendar for introduction or adoption.

1.A.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of November 2, 2016, Regular Meeting Minutes of November 2, 2016, and Regular Meeting Minutes of October 19, 2016. 

1.B.    STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2016:
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of October 1 through October 31, 2016.

1.C.    SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1903 ESTABLISHING THE PALM SPRINGS SMALL HOTEL TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1903, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 5.83 TO THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, ESTABLISHING THE PALM SPRINGS SMALL HOTEL TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.”

1.D.    SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1906 RELATING TO PERMITTING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES TO OPERATE AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:   
RECOMMENDATION:  Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1906, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 16.02.015(B) OF, AND ADDING CHAPTER 16.37 TO, THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO PERMITTING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES TO OPERATE AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.”

1.E.    PALM SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015-16:
ACTION: Receive and file the Palm Springs Board of Library Trustees Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015-16.

1.F.    PALM SPRINGS INNOVATION HUB AND ACCELERATOR CAMPUS QUARTERLY REPORT:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive and file the first quarterly report from the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) for the Palm Springs Innovation Hub (iHub) for the period of July 1 to September 30, 2016.  

1.G.    RATIFY AND APPOINT THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING JUNE 30, 2018:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Appoint Mitchell Spike, as the City of Cathedral City representative, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending June 30, 2018.

1.H.    APPOINT TWO MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO THE AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT PROCESS:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Appoint Mayor Pro Tem Mills and Mayor Moon to an ad hoc City Council Subcommittee for the review of the Planned Development District process with a sunset date of June 30, 2017.  

1.I.    PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF OUTFITTING EQUIPMENT FOR 11 NEW POLICE PATROL VEHICLES:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) In accordance with Palm Springs Municipal Code Section 7.05.040 “Brand Name Specifications”, authorize the City Manager to utilize sole-source bidding with Federal Signal in the acquisition of light bars and sirens for standardization of the Police Department vehicles; 2) Award the outfitting of Police Department vehicles on an as-needed basis at fixed unit prices of $13,413.65 for Patrol Utility Vehicles, $7,075.10 for Admin/Undercover Vehicles, $8,315.08 for Patrol Admin Utility Vehcles, and $15,236.18 for K-9 Vehicles with fixed pricing valid through June 30, 2018, with two (2) additional one-year extensions through June 30, 2020, with fixed pricing subject to an annual CPI adjustment; 3) Authorize a Purchase Order in the amount of $28,147.24 to Federal Signal Corporation for purchase of outfitting equipment (light and sirens) for 11 new Police Department Patrol Utility Vehicles; 4) Authorize a Purchase Order in the amount of $147,550.15 with West Coast Lights & Sirens, Inc. for outfitting of 11 new Police Department Patrol Vehicles at a fixed price of $13,413.65 each; and 5) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  
 
1.J.    APPROVAL OF PAYROLL WARRANTS, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS:
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1088146 THROUGH 1088259 TOTALING $2,305,622.88, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 10-08-2016 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419693 THROUGH 419704 TOTALING $23,279.89, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1088260 THROUGH 1088278 TOTALING $84,533.63, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $66,940.91, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,416,317.82 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,591,072.25, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1088279 THROUGH 1088288 TOTALING $152,802.72, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 4) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1088289 THROUGH 1088459 TOTALING $1,591,141.87, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 5) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 10-22-2016 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419705 THROUGH 419716 TOTALING $20,212.96, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1088460 THROUGH 1088479 TOTALING $85,651.06, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $58,361.16, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,372,791.61 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,537,016.79, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 6) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1088480 THROUGH 1088566 OF $1,879,409.66, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

1.K.    ACCEPT THE FISCAL YEAR 2016-17 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM GRANT FROM FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY VIA THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,067:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Accept a grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services through the Riverside County Office of Emergency Services in the amount of $7,067; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  

EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR:  Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.

 
2.    PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.A.    PROPOSED ORDINANCES ADOPTING AND AMENDING THE 2016 CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE (TITLE 24) INCLUDING THE 2016 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE THE 2016 CALIFORNIA EXISTING BUILDING CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA HISTORIC BUILDING CODE; ADOPTING AND AMENDING THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE; ADOPTING THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS BUILDING ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, AND ADOPTING THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE:  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1904, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING AND RESTATING ARTICLE I OF CHAPTER 8.04 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE, TOGETHER WITH CERTAIN ADDITIONS, AMENDMENTS AND DELETIONS THE 2016 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE INCLUDING APPENDICES C, I, AND J, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE, INCLUDING APPENDIX H, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE INCLUDING APPENDICES A, B, D, G, I AND K, THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE INCLUDING ALL APPENDICES, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA EXISTING BUILDING CODE, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA HISTORIC BUILDING CODE INCLUDING APPENDIX A, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE, INCLUDING ALL APPENDICES, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE INCLUDING ALL APPENDICES, AND THE 2016 GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE INCLUDING ALL APPENDICES AND AMENDING AND RESTATING ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 8.04 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE ADOPTING THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS BUILDING ADMINISTRATIVE CODE;” 3) Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1905, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING AND RESTATING ARTICLE VI OF CHAPTER 8.04 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE, TOGETHER WITH CERTAIN ADDITIONS, AMENDMENTS AND DELETIONS, THE 2016 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE INCLUDING APPENDIX CHAPTER 4 AND APPENDICES B, F, I, N, P AND Q, AND ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE;” and 4) Adopt Resolution No. ______, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, FINDING THAT CERTAIN LOCAL CONDITIONS REQUIRE AMENDMENTS, ADDITIONS, AND DELETIONS TO THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE 2016 EDITION, THE CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE 2016 EDITION, AND THE CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE 2016 EDITION, AND THE CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE 2016 EDITION.”

2.B.    MODERN DEVELOPMENT LLC FOR TENTATIVE TRACT MAP (TTM) 37039 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EIGHT (8) UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 155 WEST SAN RAFAEL DRIVE AND CEQA DETERMINATION:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 37039 CREATING ONE (1) LOT EQUALING 53,200-SQUARE FEET FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN EIGHT (8) UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT CONSISTING OF FOUR (4) ATTACHED CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN TWO (2) BUILDINGS ON COMMON GROUND AND APPROVING A DETERMINATION THAT THE ACTION IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 155 WEST SAN RAFAEL ROAD, ZONE R-2, SECTION 4.”  

2.C.    SUNIA INVESTMENTS LLC FOR TENTATIVE TRACT MAP (TTM) 37143 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 24 UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 305 WEST SAN RAFAEL ROAD AND CEQA DETERMINATION:
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 37143 CREATING ONE (1) LOT EQUALING 4.05-ACRES FOR THE PURPOSE OF A 24 UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT CONSISTING OF FOUR (4) ATTACHED CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN SIX (6) BUILDINGS ON COMMON GROUND, AND APPROVING A DETERMINATION THAT THE ACTION IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 305 WEST SAN RAFAEL ROAD, ZONE R-2, SECTION 4,
APN 504-103-001,-106.”  

3.    LEGISLATIVE:  None.
 
4.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

4.A.    APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATE (PS&E) AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER AUDIO/VISUAL SYSTEM UPGRADE (CP 15-06):
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve the plans, specifications, and estimate; and 2) Authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids for the City Council Chamber Audio/Visual System Upgrade (CP 15-06).

5.    NEW BUSINESS:

5.A.    APPOINT TWO MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO THE AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT GOVERNING THE GREATER PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Appoint two members of the City Council to an ad hoc City Council Subcommittee to review the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Joint Powers Agreement with a sunset date of June 30, 2017.  

PUBLIC COMMENT:  (Non-Agenda Items) This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on items of general interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City.  Although the City Council values your comments, pursuant to the Brown Act, it generally cannot take any action on items not listed on the posted agenda.  Two (2) minutes will be assigned to each speaker.  Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing.

UPCOMING AGENDA DEVELOPMENT:  This time is set aside for the City Council to prioritize and set future agenda items.

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS, REQUESTS, AND REPORTS: Additional general comments, reports, announcements, requests of staff and/or issues of concern to Councilmembers are briefly presented at this time.

ADJOURNMENT:  The City Council will adjourn to an Adjourned Regular Meeting, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs. 

The next regular City Council meeting will be Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by Closed Session, Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.

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